Day At The Track

Shartin sets two new track records

05:59 PM 29 Jul 2019 NZST
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Shartin, the champion harness racing daughter of Yirribee Pacing Stud sire Tintin In America, hoisted new track records at Plainridge Park's five furlong track when she captured the $US100,000 Clara Barton Distaff Pace on Sunday (July 28).

Her time of 1:49.1 was 0.2 inside the 14-year-old all-time standard set by Maltese Artist in 2005 and 0.8 inside the aged pacing mare's record set by Youaremycandygirl set three races earlier.

Sent straight to the top, Shartin reached the quarter in 26.6, the half in 55.2 and the three-quarters in 1:22.2 before careering away to win untouched by 1-3/4 lengths.

It was her 10th win on end and her 11th for the year and increased her 2019 stake tally to $US655,765, making her easily the richest standardbred in North America for the year. She boasts lifetime earnings of $US1,785,118.

Meanwhile, Million Dollar Cam, Tintin In America's studmate, received a significant boost to his stocks when Romero, a three-year-old gelding bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud who stand his sire, took out a NSW Breeders Challenge Regional heat at Bathurst in a career-best 1:56.6.

Our Mista Kalle, who completed a hat trick at Bunbury in 1:59, and Kiss Cam (Redcliffe), were other recent winners sired by Million Dollar Cam.

Million Dollar Cam has left 82 individual winners in Australia to date for progeny earnings of almost $3.4 million, an average of $25,275 per starter. He is the sire of 42 winners this season.

By Peter Wharton












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